IDD Therapy

Do you need relief for neck, lower back pain or spinal disc issue?

As an approved IDD Therapy Disc Clinic in Edinburgh, we specialise in helping patients with unresolved spinal disc issues and nerve pain.


What is IDD Therapy?

IDD Therapy is a non-surgical decompression which allows us to take pressure off targeted spinal segments.  It is particularly suited for patients with disc problems including “slipped”, herniated or bulging discs which need something more than just manual therapy.



Is IDD Therapy right for you?

At Edinburgh Pain Clinic, we recommend IDD Therapy for relief for lower back issues, such as:

  • Bulging and/or herniated discs

  • Chronic and/or acute back pain

  • Posterior Facet Syndrome

  • Sciatica issues

  • Degenerative disc disease

This is a non-invasive technique that does not require pain meds or surgery. We’ve found this relaxing treatment to provide relief for many of our patients.



How IDD Therapy Sessions Work

IDD Therapy is very relaxing and most patients go to sleep.  Patients have a programme of one hour treatments over a six to eight week period.  Long term back issues build up over time and the body adjusts gradually to treatment.

Our goal is to relieve stiffness and ease compression of the disc and joints in the back.  As pain subsides, the goal is to help you get moving again, free of pain.


The Benefits of IDD Therapy

Decompression therapy has been a trusted therapy for many years in the treatment of neck and/or back pain.

Traditional traction therapy machines used only simple pulleys. These machines provided only static tension. In some cases, this could cause discomfort for patients which led to tension in the body. If you become tense or uncomfortable during therapy, this muscle tension can negate the effects of the tension machine. Since this can minimize the benefits of the therapy, we want to avoid that!

The latest decompression machines used in IDD Therapy, help to combat that. Using these machines, your therapist has greater control over tension development, including:

  • High tension

  • Treatment time

  • Regression time

  • Progression time

  • High hold

  • Low Hold

  • Oscillation at maximum tension


How does this added control benefit the patient?

Adding tension gradually allows your therapist to build up treatment. This helps gear your therapy to your individual tolerance.

It allows you to ‘grow into’ your therapy as far as increased tension levels and longer intervals of time. The results are individualized sessions geared to your unique progress.



IDD and Your Body

IDD Therapy goes to work in the body by isolating each lumbar vertebrae (L1-S1), distracting the vertebrae around the injured disc 5-7 millimeters. During a 25-30-minute session, there are static, intermittent and cycling forces applied to structures causing lower back pain.

Throughout the treatment session, intratarsal pressure drops from a positive 25 millimeters mercury to negative 150 millimeters mercury. What does this mean to you?

It means that the negative pressure created helps to diffuse oxygen, water and nutrients into the vertebral disc area. Which then rehydrates the degenerated disc. By applying a repeated pressure differential, the therapy promotes retraction of the elastic core of the disc, or the herniated nucleus pulposus.

The results?

Rehabilitation and healing of damaged discs

Retraction of herniated discs

Reduced pressure on the vertebral joints and nerves 

Which all translates to sweet relief of lower back pain!

Please note: For optimal results, patients have a course of IDD Therapy sessions.

Want more information about how IDD will help you find back pain relief? Call Edinburgh Back Pain Clinic today to set up an appointment Or free 15 min phone consultation. Our experienced therapists will relieve your discomfort fast.